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#15 This one simple sentence will make your colleagues laugh

September 22. 2017. 0 Comments

Let’s have some fun with this weird German language! In this series of posts, I’ll show you how to make your German speaking colleagues laugh with one simple sentence. Im Eimer sein (To be in the bucket) der Eimer means the bucket, but in this expression we’re referring to a special bucket: der Abfalleimer, a garbage can or rubbish can And when something is im (Abfall)Eimer so in the garbage…

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#14 This one simple sentence will make your colleagues laugh

September 15. 2017. 1 Comment

Let’s have some fun with this weird German language! In this series of posts, I’ll show you how to make your German speaking colleagues laugh with one simple sentence. Schluss mit lustig! (Finish with fun) Imagine it’s Friday afternoon and you’re still sitting in your office in front of your computer at work. You need to do some extra hours because you have to finish this important project for your…

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#13 This one simple sentence will make your colleagues laugh

August 25. 2017. 0 Comments

Let’s have some fun with this weird German language! In this series of posts, I’ll show you how to make your German speaking colleagues laugh with one simple sentence. Mehr Glück als Verstand (More fortune than intellect) Imagine someone has achieved something great and it might be that you’re a bit jelouse of such achievement or you simply want to congratulate him in a more ironic way. So you let…

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#12 This one simple sentence will make your colleagues laugh

August 18. 2017. 0 Comments

Let’s have some fun with this weird German language! In this series of posts, I’ll show you how to make your German speaking colleagues laugh with one simple sentence. Schicht im Schacht (Shift in the shaft) This expression comes from the time when in Germany mining played an important role in the industrial landscape. Once the miners ended their shift (die Schicht) they were transported through the mine shaft (der…

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